Title: An Intimate Obsession
Author: Elizabeth McGregor
Genres: Psychological Thriller
Length: 360 pages | 4519 Locations
Eve’s neighbour Hugh Scott comes to her aid just when she needed, when she just could not take her cold, even cruel father who suffers from Alzheimer’s any longer. But Hugh makes her uncomfortable, for some reason she cannot place.
Eve does not know that Hugh Scott obsesses over her. Nor how far he will go to make her his. Especially when thoughtful and caring 19-year-old Jonathan Davies comes into the picture.
An Intimate Obsession is a very tense thriller.
I always had an issue with the characters – in particular, Eve struck me as too nonchalant or more naive than possible. I often wondered how she could take care of her father like that, considering how he acted while she was growing up. On the other hand, Jon did not sound 19 at all, especially in the beginning.
However, they are all very well developed, have multiple sides to them and evolve in a deep manner. The psychological charge is just so intense in this book. The highlight for me was definitely the interaction between Hugh and Bill. Both of them shocked and repulsed me, which completely gripped my attention.
From then point on though, I felt like the book dragged on quite a bit. The fact is the most fascinating part for me had passed. It was interesting seeing a character devolve so much in the last chapters but it paled in comparison to what I had felt reading that one scene.
An Intimate Obsession is better than any psychological thrillers I have read lately so I do recommend it.
Disclaimer: I would like to thank the publisher and Netgalley for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Read from Dec 20th to Dec 25th, 2016